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Inpatient drug rehab FAQs

Despite a growing number of treatments available, the fact remains that inpatient drug rehab is still considered the gold standard as far as addiction treatment programmes are concerned. At Port of Call, we get asked a lot of questions about inpatient drug rehab so rather than leave you guessing, here are some answers to your frequently asked questions.

Inpatient drug rehab not only offers around-the-clock care, but also provides long-term options for recovery that are capable of securing a real and lasting change in a person’s life. Read on to find out what inpatient rehab entails and how it might help you on your journey to recovery.

Inpatient Drug Rehab

What is inpatient drug rehab?

Inpatient drug rehab is when you book into a residential facility and agree to stay there for the whole of your rehab programme. Your stay will last anything from 28 to 90 days, depending on your personal needs and preferences. The first part of the programme will often involve a physical detox, followed by a series of counselling or therapy sessions.

The primary benefit of inpatient drug rehab treatment is that you will have time to focus on your recovery without the distractions of everyday life. There is no access to drugs or alcohol, so the chances of relapse are extremely low. Being in a residential facility means you may also get access to complementary therapies such as yoga classes, acupuncture, personalised meals and even religious services.

Inpatient drug rehab takes place under the watchful eye of trained medical staff, helping you to not only detox physically but also to learn the skills necessary to deal with the day-to-day challenges for recovery from addiction and how to address the things that may have contributed to your substance abuse in the first place.

What is inpatient drug rehab like?

Inpatient drug rehab often follows three main stages, although there is no hard and fast rule because everyone’s recovery is different:

Stage 1 – Detox

An important early part of many inpatient drug addiction rehab approaches is detoxification or detox. During the detox process, the body rids itself of the toxic influences of drugs or alcohol. Whilst the detox experience will vary greatly based on the specific type of substance used and the length of time a person has been using, many people will experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms – symptoms that only professional treatment can help to safely alleviate.

Stage 2 – Rehab

Stage two of rehab now continues, even after the primary detox is complete. You may take part in individual and group therapy to recognise and address the underlying causes of your addiction, learning how to cope with the temptation to use in the future and how to practice how to say ‘no’ to any offer of drugs to prevent a relapse.

Stage 3 – Aftercare

Once you have successfully completed your inpatient drug rehab treatment programme, there are numerous aftercare services available for you to take advantage of. These include joining a support group, ongoing therapy and making arrangements to stay in a drug-free environment if needed.

What does inpatient drug rehab cost?

The cost of treatment at an inpatient drug rehab clinic varies depending on the standard of the accommodation and facilities, as well as the length of time you need to stay in the facility. There are numerous clinics across the UK and it might be a case of calling a few and finding out what they offer before you find one that suits both your budget and treatment needs. This is something that Port of Call can advise you on and can arrange on your behalf.

The cost of rehab in the UK generally starts at around £2000 for a seven to 10-day detox rising to £4-£6000 for a 28-day residential admission. Longer-term rehab programmes will cost more. The price you pay includes all therapy, medication, accommodation and food. There are a few inpatient drug rehab centres that cost less and conversely some cost a lot more.

Rehab treatment may seem expensive, but there are various means to finance rehab and, ultimately, you cannot put a price on good health and sobriety. Try not to cast the idea of rehab aside due to the cost alone. Many people who have an addiction to drugs or other substances spend hundreds, if not thousands of pounds a month on their addiction. So attending inpatient drug rehab could in the long run, actually save you money.

How to find inpatient drug rehab

Your GP or local NHS services can help you find out more about inpatient drug rehab facilities. You can also talk to us at Port of Call. Our expert team of advisers, many of whom have been through the process of recovery themselves, can offer you access to wide range of addiction solutions, including information about inpatient drug rehab facilities – close to where you live or further afield, if you prefer.

Whatever your substance issue might be, if you or a loved one are trying get help to face up to an addiction, Port of Call has all the advice and information you need. With access to a wide and varied network of residential drug rehab centres, including short and long-term treatment programmes, our expert team are waiting to speak to you. We could even find a rehab local to you. So don’t delay – take your first step towards recovery by speaking to one of our advisers for free on 08000029010, text ‘PORT’ to 82228 for a callback, or email us at help@portofcall.com.

About the author: Martin Preston

Martin is our Founder and Chief Executive. Martin is himself in long term recovery and started Port of Call to help families navigate treatment options. In 2020 Martin will open Delamere Health Ltd, the UK’s first purpose built addiction treatment clinic.

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